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TikTok Faces Billion Dollar Lawsuit Over Data Collection of Children

The former Children’s commissioner for Britain has filed a lawsuit suing TikTok for allegedly illegally collecting the personal information of millions of children who used the video-sharing smartphone application.

Anne Longfield filed the complaint Tuesday seeking more than 1 billion in damages from TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, on behalf of children in Britain and Europe who have used the application since May 25, 2018.

Longfield, who was the children’s commissioner from 2015 to earlier this year, accused the smartphone application of being a data collection service thinly veiled as a social media network.

Read the source article at upi.com

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